Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Stephen Sutcliffe: Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs

Stephen Sutcliffe, Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs (2017). Installation view.

Stephen Sutcliffe’s exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery opens a moving image season showcasing recent work by three highly-regarded practitioners noted for the referential density of their work, through an ever-closing margin between documentary and fiction and manifested through exuberant styles. Review by Alex Hetherington

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Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN

Jerwood Drawing Prize

Installation View – Barbara Walker, Exotic Detail in the Margin, 2017. Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

This wide scope has been a cornerstone of the project since it was founded in 1994. The longest running and largest annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, it has developed a reputation for celebrating the considerable diversity that exists within contemporary drawing practice. As the 2017 iteration shows, it is also a platform that highlights the value of drawing in both an artistic practice and within communities. Review by Kaitlyn Kane

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The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT

The Hive Mind

The Hive Mind installation downstairs

‘The Hive Mind’ is a group exhibition consisting of sculpture, painting, video and print work by new and established artists, that probes the question of connectivity in an increasingly dysfunctional and meaningless reality. Review by Evie Ward

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Thomas Dane Gallery 3 Duke Street St James's London SW1Y 6BN

Naming Rights

Naming Rights at Thomas Dane Gallery 2017, Installation View

‘Naming Rights’ is a unique exhibition that discloses the arcane mechanisms of an artist run project space, converting the gallery into a place for artistic research and experimentation. The result is a distinctive presentation of works by international artists. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco, Campo Mártires da Pátria, S/N (Devesa) 097, 6000 Castelo Branco, Portugal

Cristina Rodrigues

Installation view, Cristina Rodrigues

Cristina Rodrigues’ retrospective at Centro de Cultura Contemporânea in Castelo Branco sits well in the historic Portuguese town that boasts of a rich and varied textile heritage. While reviving the declining age-old tradition, Rodrigues brings into the mix a cross-cultural confluence that bring to the fore diverse contemporary concerns. Review by Ambika Rajgopal

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White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Dreamers Awake

Dreamers Awake, Installation view, 27 June - 17 September 2017

The bodies without eyes, without hands, fragmented and uncanny, as portrayed by the multiple generations of female artists presented in ‘Dreamers Awake’ hijack Surrealist tropes and techniques, and both reproduce and resist the voyeuristic gaze. Review by Anya Smirnova

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The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW

Howard Hodgkin: Painting India

Installation image of Howard Hodgkin: Painting India, 1 July - 8 Oct 2017 at The Hepworth Wakefield.

In his paintings of India – great, gestural strokes of colour – Howard Hodgkin sought to show the fleeting moments and conversations that form an impression of a place. Review by Phoebe Cripps

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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome

Installation view at the Whitechapel Gallery, Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome (7 June - 10 September 2017)

‘The Trickle-Down Syndrome’ is a large-scale installation, which consists of five interconnected yet individual rooms, inspired both by 1930s backdrops of Hollywood director Busby Berkeley and the Surrealist works of Max Ernst. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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Bermondsey Square, London

Lucy Tomlins: Pylon and Pier

Lucy Tomlins, Pylon and Pier, 2017. SCULPTURE AT Bermondsey Square.

In between the glass-fronted perimeters of Bermondsey Square, on the tiled ground, stands an empty plinth. This robust hexagon, coated a light beige to match the innocuous colour scheme of the commercial properties, could well be a part of the developer’s vision. It is sympathetic to the clusters of metal octadecahedron inevitably installed to add interest and dynamism to an otherwise anaesthetised square. Cleo Roberts reviews.

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Kavi Gupta, 835 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607

Glenn Kaino: Sign

 Installation view of Sign, 2017

In his upcoming exhibition, Sign, at Kavi Gupta, Chicago, Glenn Kaino directly challenges the signifiers of colonial action: objects which encode the terms of traversal, demarcate ownership, and crystallize territory into the social contract. Maps, flags, signs, and peace agreements all have one thing in common, they are symbolic markers of man’s assertion of his ownership of his world.

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Lily Brooke, 3 Ada Road, London, SE5 7RW

Eva Gold: A Bead of Sweat, Stilled

Drawing on a broad framework of cinematic references, for her upcoming exhibition at Lily Brooke, Eva Gold presents an installation comprising several individual sculptures. Situated within a broader exploration of filmic spaces, Gold here extends her analysis of the cinematic landscape as memory site.

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Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie, A performance exhibition

The Return of La Argentina, Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie, A performance exhibition, Barbican Art Gallery, London

Enter into the Barbican’s gallery space, and an audience is huddled around a trio of young male dancers in loose, draped clothing, shuffling on tiptoe and making gentle reaching arm movements. Evie Ward reviews Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie, A performance exhibition.

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